This Tuesday, 15th November, saw the annual West Lothian Economic Conference 2011 take place at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston. Organised by the West Lothian Economic Partnership, a group of organisations who have an interest in the West Lothian economy and includes: West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, West Lothian College, Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and the Federation of Small Business.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Growing in West Lothian” and aimed to look at “West Lothian’s place in the current Scottish Economy and identify the growth opportunities for local firms to continue to drive the economic recovery in West Lothian” Read the rest of this entry
It’s official, employment in Scotland is continuing to increase and with latest figures showing Scottish unemployment fell by 11,000 in the three months to May to 205,000 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) now confirm that the unemployment rate in Scotland was 7.6% which is below the UK average of 7.7%. Read the rest of this entry